Department of English

Establishment : Established in 1974, Dept of English aspires to lead in academic & research fields.
Introduction : Well-established & well-organized, Department of English & Applied Linguistics has thus far successfully awarded more than 100,000 Diploma TEFL & MA TEFL degrees to students all across Pakistan since its inception. The department has enjoyed excellent repute in MA TEFL with an enormous yearly enrollment of 2000 scholars, which remains unparalleled in the Higher Education scenario in Pakistan. An excellent team of highly qualified and dedicated faculty strives to provide optimal motivation to students for building a collective consciousness through fostering responsible, empathetic, intellectual, creative individuals and critical thinkers with an enhanced awareness of not only the academic realm but also towards a positive contribution to society. The department of English and Applied Linguistics, AIOU is now forging new associations with the Higher Education Commission to team up in research enhancement on national level and various International Research Organizations to collaborate on a wide array of areas ranging from student exchange and teaching partnerships to joint research projects across the globe.
Objectives : To provide easy access to learning through distance training programmes.
To enhance awareness of English language skills and teaching practices.
To demonstrate knowledge of theoretical aspect of Literature, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.
To help develop critical thinking and enhance analytical abilities.
To train students in current research methods to help them initiate specialized research.
Future Plans : The department is offering BS, MPhil & PhD in English Literature & Applied Linguistics by Spring 2019, while closely following our distance learning traditions. The BS Programme provides a comprehensive knowledge base for students planning to pursue studies in English Literature and Linguistics and aims to prepare them for further research endeavors in areas of their choice through an easy access distance learning experience. With a comprehensive scheme of studies, the MPhil Programme provides a thorough understanding of theoretical as well as practical application of various modern and contemporary developments in the fields of Linguistics and Literature. The PhD Programme, with a prime focus on research and critical inquiry, includes exclusive and comprehensive courses in research supplemented by detailed on-campus research-based workshops, monthly departmental seminars and conferences in Linguistics.
The Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in TEFL programme aims to create awareness about approaches, techniques and methods involving learning and teaching of English as a foreign language. This one-year diploma programme, is significant for English language teachers striving to increase both language teaching skills and upgrade themselves professionally. It also serves as a prerequisite for MA TEFL degree programme. MA in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Programme has always been featured as a strong point of the Department of English, AIOU. With an aim to train English language teaching (ELT) experts, the 30 credit hour MA TEFL offers a wide array of courses providing a comprehensive understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of ELT supplemented by insights into contemporary teaching practices of English around the globe.
Academic Facilities : Department of English & Applied Linguistics offers the facility of a well-equipped Resource Centre with state-of-the-art multimedia and support staff for holding lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences, viva voce exams, both face to face & online.
Postal Address : Allama Iqbal Open University, H-8, Islamabad
Phone : 051-9250068 (Chairman)051-9250108(Fax and Faculty)
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Staff Members : Staff Members Details
Programmes: B.S (ENGLISH)
Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
M.A Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

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